Indonesian government proposed 15 draft bill included in the list of priority National Legislation Programs in 2020 - Photo: Special

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesian government proposed 15 draft bill included in the list of priority National Legislation Programs in 2020, said the minister last week. One of the major law has been proposed to the parliament is omnibus law.

Minister of law and human rights, Yasonna H. Laoly said, of all the laws, government prioritizes two omnibus laws, bill on Employment Creation and on the Tax Provisions and Facilities for Strengthening the Economy. In addition to the two bills, he continued, the government also proposed a bill on the new capital city. The government has a legal basis in realizing the plan to relocate the national capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan.

“The bill (the national capital) is very priority. We must complete immediately so that the legal basis is good,” he told reporters at the parliament office.

While, the coordinating ministry for economic affairs (CMEA) asserted will send the draft of Omnibus Law on Dec. 12. According to the secretary at CMEA ministry, Susiwijono Moegiarso, there are 11 clusters in the Omnibus Law Cipta Karya relating to investment and business licenses.

Then, there are six clusters in the Tax Omnibus Law, to regulate income tax rates including a reduction in corporate income tax rate, the elimination of income tax on dividends, within and outside the country, and relaxation of the basis for the imposition of the income tax.

“Each cluster has another sub-cluster which is more detailed. There are several substances that still need to be decided at the ministerial level coordination meeting later. But in general, everything is ready, “said Moegiarso.

Accroding to the official data, the House of Representatives has received 451 proposed bills to be discussed in the 2020 – 2024 period. As many as 150 bills are targeted for completion by the parliamen in this period.

Below the 2020 priority bills proposed by the government :

1. Bill on Employment Creation

2. Bill on Provisions and Tax Facilities for Strengthening the Economy (Omnibus Law)

3. Bill on the Criminal Code Book

4. Bill on Corrections

5. Bill on Stamp Duty

6. Bill on the Protection of Personal Data

7. Bill on Amendments to Law No. 35 of 2009 concerning Narcotics

8. Law on Amendment to Law Number 34 of 2004 concerning the Indonesian National Army

9. Law on Amendment to Law Number 15 of 2006 concerning the Supreme Audit Board

10. Bill on Limiting Transactions in the Use of Currency

11. Bill on Capital City

12. Bill on Financial Relations between the Central Government and Regional Governments

13. Bill on Truth and Reconciliation Commission

14. Bill on Amendments to Law No. 21 of 2001 concerning Special Autonomy for the Province of Papua

15. Law on Cooperatives

by Linda Silaen, Email: linda.silaen@theinsiderstories.com